Spent the day today working in both my retail shops, putting in fresh stuff, switching around the displays, marking certain things down, and cleaning. Even found some stuff I may be interested in buying if I can get a better deal. All around great day!
My Mother went along for the journey today and I always enjoy when she can. It gives me someone to help out and talk to. Ended up having lunch at Arby’s. In my “previous life” (one of them) I used to be a General Manager of an Arby’s, so you’d think I wouldn’t want to eat it at all, but that’s not the case. While I worked there I was sick of the food, now I enjoy it on occasion. Love me a regular roast beef sandwich!
Sales in the booths are great, and even had a GREAT day of online sales….. VERY thankful, ready to relax a bit tonight, then CRUSH a few days of SOLID HUSTLE ahead!!!!!! LIFE IS GOOD! Stay focused, stay busy, stay HUMBLE!
“How’s it going guys?!? I’m finally back with a video on YouTube (http://youtube.com/ounitproductions) to share some of my latest finds for resale from this past week, and OFFICIALLY launch ThriftandVintageAdventures.com!Thank you for checking out the site, and STAY TUNED for much more content! Videos from my travels where I buy and sell, recent sales, behind-the-scenes access to different things I do, and much more. I promise this is going to be a fun ride, thanks for jumping on board!
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How’s it going everyone, I hope great! I’ve been busy today working on our Etsy store, adding new stuff, etc… We have lots of ideas/plans for this store as Spring continues and Summer approaches, fun stuff! Etsy along with eBay and our now TWO instead of three co-op booths will be keeping us busy all year, and we plan on setting up as a vendor at Flea Markets as well. Going to be a busy, busy year and I love it!
We’re not too far now from April 1st next Monday (not to mention Easter THIS SUNDAY!) and the relaunch of both our shops. “OUP Thrift & Vintage @ Roller Mills Antiques” and “Brent’s Advertising & Collectibles @ Big Valley Antiques.” Very fun, busy times! Can’t wait to share some of the other things I’ve been working on with you guys as well, working on getting a lot of content to my liking then I’ll be sharing. Thanks for hanging along for the ride!
Be sure to follow along tomorrow on Twitter @oup for #FreshPickedThursdays
Here it is Wednesday already!!! Just got back from having lunch & shopping a bit with my girlfriend, and also making our daily Post Office trip… TOMORROW don’t forget to follow along @oup on Twitter (http://twitter.com/oup) for this week’s #FreshPickedThursdays!
The plan for tomorrow is to work mainly in my booth down in Lewisburg at Roller Mills Antiques, which beginning in April will be relaunched as “OUP Thrift & Vintage!” HOPEFULLY SEE YOU ALL TOMORROW!
Hello everyone, hope you are having a great weekend!
Today I am in the office listing some new items in eBay, and getting ready for this week where I’ll be doing much more the same there, as well as Etsy & Amazon. Speaking of Amazon, last night I put up 50 items (the biggest effort I’ve put into learning the ways of Amazon so far) and made my first sale! Excited to expand the page, especially now that it’s ALMOST officially Spring!
I am just about to package up a few items for shipment tomorrow, before relaxing a bit this afternoon (if I get around to doing that!). It’s a beautiful day outside here in Central PA, and was much the same yesterday. Me and my girlfriend Brandi decided to go get a car wash and detail yesterday, and you can see her giving the big “thumbs up” in the picture included in this post. Spring is almost here, Yard Sales & Flea Markets are about to pick up, days are now “longer” now that Daylight Savings Time has passed, what more could you ask for?!?
It’s going to be a busy month as I continue working on closing down my one Antique Mall booth, and relaunching/expanding my other two. Tons of other projects going on as well…. LIFE IS GREAT! Enjoy the rest of your weekend and I’ll check back tomorrow with something new RIGHT HERE on BrentOtt.com!
In this latest episode I talk about Outbox, YouTube’s new OneChannel layouts, introduce the “Thumb of the Day,” and much more! Lots of info PACKED into this half hour!
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Next Monday night BOTH Glendon Cameron & The Redneck Picker will be joining us LIVE on the 25th Episode Celebration of “Trash Talk & Treasures” with Brent & Wally. You are not going to want to miss this special night!
Check out some of the past episodes featuring these great guests/guys! ….
SEE YOU NEXT MONDAY NIGHT!
Just arrived at my favorite auction…. time to shine!
I did this yesterday and spoke some of my thoughts on whether or not you should be “Full Time or Part Time in the buying/selling business,” and what that even means. Also talked about Best Buy closing down stores, and some other things regarding my business and whatnot.
I want to randomly throw one together from time to time. Another fun little side project for 2013. More to come.
Hope you are all having an amazing day!
“Facts about Warren Buffet
1) Warren bought his first share at age 11
and he now regrets that he started too late!
2) He bought a small farm at age 14 with
savings from delivering newspapers.
3) He still lives in the same small 3
bedroom house in mid-town Omaha, that
he bought after he got married 50 years
ago. He says that he has everything he
needs in that house.
4) He drives his own car everywhere and
does not have a driver or security people
5) He never travels by private jet, although
he owns the world’s largest private jet
6) His company, Berkshire Hathaway,
owns 63 companies. He writes only one
letter each year to the CEOs of these
companies, giving them goals for the year.
He never holds meetings or calls them on a
7) Warren Buffet has given his CEO’s only
Rule number 1: Do not lose any of your
share holder’s money.
Rule number 2: Do not forget rule number
8) He does not socialize with the high
society crowd. His past time after he gets
home is to make himself some pop corn
and watch television.
9) Bill Gates, the world’s richest man met
him for the first time only 5 years ago. Bill
Gates did not think he had anything in
common with Warren Buffet. So he had
scheduled his meeting only for half hour.
But when Gates met him, the meeting
lasted for ten hours and Bill Gates became
a devotee of Warren Buffet.
10) Warren Buffet does not carry a cell
phone, nor has a computer on his desk.
11) His advice to young people: Stay away
from credit cards and invest in yourself.
12) He has donated $31 billion (85% of his
fortune) to charity.”
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My good buddy Will (YouTube user Terminal99) returns to “Trash Talk & Treasures” THIS COMING MONDAY NIGHT! This is his record THIRD solo appearance on the show! Check out his past two appearances!
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Killing it so far today! Few more hours to go!
How’s it going everyone?!
I had a great day today with my Mom going into my one booth at Roller Mills Antiques and refreshing the booth. Also shopping around Lewisburg a bit, having dinner, and looking around other thrift/junk shops. Now I’m home, relaxing the rest of the evening after posting this, and getting ready to possibly hit an auction tomorrow! Just looked at the pictures for the one I was most excited for, and nothing really to phone home about. Perhaps I will find a different one. Regardless beforehand I have to go pay my rents at my booths at Plaza Centre & Big Valley. Should be a fun morning!
Also since today is the 31st and end of January, that makes me one month down on my goal of blogging EVERY day here on BrentOtt.com… it’s been fun so far! Lots of ideas yet to make happen!
I figured I’d leave you with some cell phone shots of some recent things I’ve been finding/thought were cool… ENJOY! I’ll check back in tomorrow morning, or after my day of travel. HAPPY FEBRUARY!
Hope you enjoyed!
I also plan on doing another little post soon on a pretty cool business idea/concept I came across that I wanted to share…. Thanks again guys! See you soon!
I’m excited to get to speak with my buddy MrRetroJosh tonight at 7:30 PM EST!
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We will be LIVE TONIGHT in just a few short hours at 7:30 PM EST/6:30 PM CT with “Trash Talk & Treasures with Brent & Wally!”
Both Bonafide Hustler & College Picker will be appearing, and some surprise guests after the show!
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What’s happening everyone? First off hope that you are all doing well. I spent the day working in two of my co-op booths/antique mall booths. I worked on my booth at Big Valley Antiques in Milroy, PA as well as my booth at Plaza Centre Antiques in Bellefonte, PA. Took in some fresh merchandise, switched some things between the booths, and changed things around in general. Always leads to a nice little bump in sales when I spend the day doing just that.
Within the next few days/week I need to get into my final booth, at Roller Mills Antiques in Lewisburg, PA, and do a nice little “fresh up” there as well. I’m also looking to get some new shelves/display cases into all three locations within the coming weeks and months. 2013 is another year of growth!
Tonight I’m going to spend relaxing with the girlfriend, AND getting a little bit of office work accomplished (as I can without getting in trouble!). Tomorrow is going to be a HUGE office day for me. Lots of email to respond to/send, tagging to get done, photographs to take, listing to hopefully accomplish, consultations to participate in, and get ready to be out BUYING strong this weekend!!!!!
If I don’t get into Roller Mills beforehand, next Thursday (my regular co-op day) will be kicking off with a Roller Mills trip to unload fresh finds & refresh the booth! I love what I do!
Oh, and have I mentioned that I’m getting a new camera this weekend? THIS is going to be fun!